Join Date: May 2011
Bikes: '10 Fuji Cross Comp, '12 Brompton S-Type, '14 All City Mr Pink
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Brompton S - how 'aggressive'?
Did a quick search but couldn't find much discussion on this - I've test-ridden an M-type Brompton with the telescopic seat post (the telescopic makes sense for a maximum-flexibility demo model). However, no demo S-type available.
I travel a lot - the Brompton would be for short (a few miles) trips around cities, parks etc at my destination, mostly in traffic.
My instinct is to go with the S- because I wasn't a huge fan of the upright M- stance, but I'm curious as to how 'aggressive' the position is. I'm just about 6'. My regular bike is a Fuji Cross Comp; while I don't like sitting as upright as the M- seemed to be, I wouldn't want my single handlebar option to be as head-down as the drop position on that.
I'm also thinking the extended seat tube is a good idea. A friend suggests that my height is close to the limit with the standard (although I appreciate that this is something I can work out with the dealer by test / measurement).
Any advice from S-type riders?